Mighty Life List
Nov 5 2010

Friday Mixtape

I’ve always wished I knew more about music, and this is part of my Life List project to listen to 1,000 new songs. Right now I’m up to 758, and on Fridays I share some of my new favorites. If you’d like to share some music with me, please send your picks to maggie at mighty girl dot com, and I will listen to them.

Dirty Laundry from Bitter:Sweet

Lost Cause from Beck

Don’t Stop from Brazilian Girls

I don’t love this video, so maybe close your eyes while you listen. Also, I wanted to list Ships in the Night, but couldn’t find a clean recording online (that link is to a lovely live performance).

Wish Someone Would Care from Irma Thomas
via Zan

The Garden from Mirah
Thanks for the reminder, Blythe!

Still looking for more music? Here you go: Mixtape 1, Mixtape 2, Mixtape 3, Mixtape 4, Mixtape 5, Mixtape 6, Mixtape 7, Mixtape 8, Mixtape 9, Mixtape 10, Mixtape 11, Mixtape 12, Mixtape 13, Mixtape 14, Mixtape 15 , Mixtape 16 , Mixtape 17 , Mixtape 18, Mixtape 19, Mixtape 20, Mixtape 21

10 Responses to “Friday Mixtape”

  • Megan G. Says:

    I saw Irma Thomas once in Chicago. Eventually, she was on fire! But not before a long rant about hating men and the pain of menopause. It was like I was trapped on her angry blog for 20 minutes.

  • Amy Says:

    You should check out “You’ll Be Bright” by Cloud Cult (actually, their entire album is fantastic) and mash-up artist Girl Talk. Both are really fun.

    I’m loving this project so hard.

  • Stella Says:

    Hmm, I don’t know if I’ve suggested her before, or if others have (I am short-listed for poorest memory on Earth), but have you heard Julieta Venegas? It’s Spanish rock (some would say pop rock) and it’s just overall great. Even when she’s singing about break-ups, it sounds encouraging!

  • Lindsay Says:

    I love finding some of my favorite songs on your Friday Mixtapes! It gives me a little shock to realize songs that are so integral to my life can be completely new to another person.

  • Sif Says:

    Hi Maggie – I cannot believe I haven’t left a comment for you before. I love reading Mighty Girl! Have you ever listened to Juana Molina’s music? I LOVE her song Un Dia: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p6vQtp9WXpg&feature=fvst. The video is not all that great, but the song is wonderful as is the rest of her music. Enjoy!

  • Maria Says:

    I love mighty girl and especially look forward to friday mixtapes. I had a couple of recommendations as well:

    You Always Make Me Smile by Kyle Andrews http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=grnkCPxdTdU

    July Flame by Laura Veirs

  • Heidi Ferrer Says:

    This made me go(click through)and watch Beck Lost Cause…5 times. I forgot I love it. Thank you, Maggie.

    -Heidi Ferrer

  • Liz Says:

    This is wonderful, thanks! Bitter:Sweet is one of my favorite bands ever. Also recommended: Brighter Discontent by The Submarines.

  • Hannah Says:

    Thanks! Great sounds listed here. Highly recommend Nouvelle Vague to you if you haven’t heard them already. Enjoy!

  • Megan G. Says:

    I second Stella’s recommendation of Julieta Venegas…which reminds me of my favorite Brazilian singer, the beautiful Marisa Monte, and the pretty pretty duet they did together.